Awards, General, Training


The TTA is once again working with The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers of the City of London to encourage and recognise the highest levels of craftsmanship. This recognition takes the form of the awarding of Master Craftsman status by the Worshipful Company at a ceremony in the City of London in March each year.

For centuries the Company has played a leading role in the regulation of craftsmanship standards in and around London. These have impacted on standards across the UK and helped to shape the various manifestations of the Building Regulations since their introduction in the wake of the Great Fire of 1666.

The Master Craftsman Award is for those in our industry who have achieved a minimum of Level 3 NVQ or who can prove they have served a three-year apprenticeship, as well as demonstrating experience in complicated or heritage projects.

Applicants also need to demonstrate at least 15 years’ experience as a tile fixer, either on the commercial, industrial or domestic side of our industry.

In order to be considered for Master Craftsman status, applicants must complete an application form and submit an evidence portfolio. These need to demonstrate how the applicant meets the list of competencies that have been identified by The Tile Association and the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers.

For more information or assistance with making an application to become a Master Craftsman, call the TTA on 0300 365 8453 or email

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